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Freedman R., Kaufmann W.J. Universe
8th Edition, W. H. Freeman and Company, 2008, 851 pages

Known edition after edition for its state-of-the-science coverage, Universe breaks new ground in its Eighth Edition with added pedagogical support and pioneering media and supplements. It places the basics of astronomy and the process of science within the grasp of introductory students.

Introducing Astronomy
Knowing the Heavens
Eclipses and the Motion of the Moon
Gravitation and the Waltz of the Planets
The Nature of Light
Optics and Telescopes
Comparative Planetology I: Our Solar System
Comparative Planetology II: The Origin of Our Solar System
The Living Earth
Our Barren Moon
Mercury, Venus, and Mars: Earthlike yet Unique
Jupiter and Satu: Lords of the Planets
Jupiter and Satu’s Satellites of Fire and Ice
Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and the Kuiper Belt: Remote Worlds
Vagabonds of the Solar System
Our Star, the Sun
The Nature of the Stars
The Birth of Stars
Stellar Evolution: On and After the Main Sequence
Stellar Evolution: The Deaths of Stars
Neutron Stars
Black Holes
Our Galaxy
Quasars and Active Galaxies
Cosmology: The Origin and Evolution of the Universe
Exploring the Early Universe
The Search for Extraterrestrial Life
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